Hypnotism: Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism - How to Hypnotize - Being an Exhaustive and Practical System of Method, Application and Use

Hypnotism: Complete Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind-Reading and Spiritualism - How to Hypnotize - Being an Exhaustive and Practical System of Method, Application and Use

by A. Alpheus
     
 
Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word ‘hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. "We have seen that

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Written in 1903, just sixty years after the word ‘hypnotism' was coined, this book explores the contemporary understanding of the nature, uses and dangers of the technique. Hypnotism has been practiced for many centuries, but it was in the mid-to-late nineteenth century that it became a particularly fashionable way to explore the human mind. "We have seen that so far the history of hypnotism has given us two manifestations, or methods, that of passes and playing upon the imagination in various ways, used by Mesmer, and that of physical means, such as looking at a bright object, used by Braid. Both of these methods are still in use, and though hundreds of scientific men, including many physicians, have studied the subject for years, no essentially new principle has been discovered, though the details of hypnotic operation have been thoroughly classified and many minor elements of interest have been developed. All these make a body of evidence which will assist us in answering the question, What is hypnotism?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300021452
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/15/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
568 KB

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